The latest travel accessories range from Ted Baker has a distinctly retro feel to it, especially this Radio Cables and Clobber bag, a toiletries bag inspired by an old radio.
There's no question that the proliferation of summer festivals has taken the fine art of camping to a whole new audience. Most of us are used to a modern tent which can be put up in minutes but there's a lot to be said for the traditional Bell Tent too.
Bell tents require a bit more effort to put up; they have a separate ground sheet and you need to peg out the canvas to make the shape of the tent rather than just inserting the poles to form a skeleton as you do with most tents these days. One key advantage is that the canvas is cotton and therefore breathable, so you don't get that nasty sweaty feeling when you wake up on a sunny morning – and if it gets really hot you can roll up the tent walls to allow a breeze in.
Tents in varying sizes are available from www.belltent.co.uk, starting at £319 and if you're serious about camping you can buy all sorts of extras too – from stoves and mattresses to sheepskin rugs and tea-light chandeliers.
The piece by this London-based illustrator has a clear 60s influence – it depicts the sleeve of a sharply suited man merging into the form of a vinyl record. The design is printed onto canvas which makes it even more of a statement piece – and no need to bother about framing either.
The canvas is limited to 250 copies and costs £99.
Buy it from Rockett St George
The Puma Clyde is a 1970s trainer that we've featured many times, although none quite like the Puma x UNDFTD Clyde Canvas trainers.
THis is, as you might have guessed, a limited edition makeover, specifically by Undefeated out of Los Angeles. The design of the shoe has (quite rightly) remained largely unchanged, aside from the addition of a canvas upper, some additional branding for the tongue and four new colour options. One of those is above, another over the page.
A good one for summer, £69 is the price.
The perfect pair of vintage look shoes can make all the difference to an otherwise understated outfit, and there’s little that packs more punch than some seventies stacked heels. These Lola Floral Platforms from Boohoo don’t shy away from making a statement and they’re all the better for it.
With an unashamedly summery feel, the floral platform heels tap into a post-sixties psychedelic mainstream. The front features a twisted black canvas while strappy heels take care of your ankles at such a daringly tricky height.
They’re available now from Boohoo for £35.
It's a reissue of the Adidas Grand Slam trainers, although the colour and construction might be slightly controversial.
First seen in 1981, the Grand Slam is back in what's called a 'reverse' colourway, as well as featuring a canvas upper. I suspect we might have lost a few of you already. For those still in, the features and shape are generally intact, but with gold (not real gold obviously) used for the pegs in the sole.
The canvas upper comes in a 'twilight green' and the reissue is described as 'highly limited'. Pre-orders now being taken, £85 is the price.
Via His Knibs